Richard Driehaus

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Richard Herman Driehaus (born 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American fund manager, businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of Driehaus Capital Management LLC, based in Chicago. In the year 2000, he was named Barron's "All-Century" team of the 25 individuals who have been the most influential within the mutual fund industry over the past 100 years.[not verified in body]


Driehaus attended high school at St. Ignatius College Prep and holds a BSc 1965, MBA 1970 and an honorary doctorate degree from DePaul University in 2002.[1]


From 1968 through 1973, Driehaus developed research ideas for the Institutional Trading department at A.G. Becker & Co.[citation needed] In 1973, he became Director of Research for Mullaney, Wells & Co. In 1976, he became Director of Research and a money manager for Jesup & Lamont.[citation needed] He founded Driehaus Securities LLC in 1980, followed by Driehaus Capital Management LLC in 1982, Driehaus Mutual Funds in 1996, and Driehaus Capital Management (USVI) LLC in 1997.[citation needed]


Driehaus has contributed a total $92 million in today's dollars since 1984; his foundation intends to continue to distribute a minimum of $4 million a year.[citation needed] Originally, Driehaus says,[where?] his plan was to give away only $100 million during his lifetime, but he now believes that he will end up parting with more than twice that amount.[2][3][4]

Classical architecture[edit]

In addition to other philanthropic pursuits, the $200,000 Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture (short: Driehaus Prize) was established in 2003 and is presented annually through the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture to honor a major contributor in the field of traditional and classical architecture.[citation needed] The first recipient, for 2003, was Leon Krier, Demetri Porphyrios in 2004, Quinlan Terry in 2005, Allan Greenberg in 2006, Jaquelin T. Robertson in 2007, the husband-wife architect and urbanist team of Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in 2008, Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil in 2009, Rafael Manzano Martos in 2010, Robert A.M. Stern in 2011, Michael Graves in 2012, Thomas H. Beeby in 2013 and Pier Carlo Bontempi in 2014.[5] Since 2012 a new architectural €50,000 prize has been awarded to a leading architect working in architectural heritage restoration in Spain whose work particularly embodies the values of classical and traditional Spanish architecture: the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize.[citation needed] The first recipient was Leopoldo Gil Cornet in 2012, for his decades-lasting restoration works in the Real Colegiata of Roncesvalles (Navarre, Spain).[citation needed]

In 2012, Driehaus publicly opposed Frank Gehry's modernist design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.[6]


The Driehaus Museum is a Chicago Art and Design Museum that displays decorative arts of the Gilded Age and art nouveau eras in permanent and special exhibitions, in addition to interpreting the historic Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion in which the museum is located, to visitors interested in the lifestyle of the era.

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  1. ^ "From Driehaus to Our House". Philanthropy Fall, 2012. Panero, James. Retrieved 2014-12-20. 
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  5. ^ "Recipients // School of Architecture // University of Notre Dame". Retrieved 2015-03-01. 
  6. ^ Kamin, Blair (19 February 2012). "Driehaus and Krier do battle against Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial design". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 

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